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Independent Film Festival Boston • April 25 – May 2, 2018

The Brattle Theatre40 Brattle St., Cambridge MA 02138 • Harvard Square • 617 876-6837 • [email protected]

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Repertory Series Archive(Some of) The Best of 2015

The Forbidden Room

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THE FORBIDDEN ROOM

Double Feature with The Duke of Burgundy

(2015) dir Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson w/Roy Dupuis, Clara Furey, Louis Negrin, Udo Kier, Mathieu Amalric, Geraldine Chaplin, Charlotte Rampling [130 min; DCP]
THE FORBIDDEN ROOM is Guy Maddin’s ultimate epic phantasmagoria. Honoring classic cinema while electrocuting it with energy, this Russian nesting doll of a film begins (after a prologue on how to take a bath) with the crew of a doomed submarine suddenly, and impossibly, intrrupted by a lost woodsman who tells his tale of escaping from a fearsome clan of cave dwellers. From here, Maddin and co-director Evan Johnson spin tales of amnesia, captivity, deception and murder, skeleton women and vampire bananas. Playing like some glorious meeting between Italo Calvino, Sergei Eisenstein and a perverted six year-old child, THE FORBIDDEN ROOM is Maddin’s grand ode to lost cinema.

“A visual phantasmagoria with a built-in propulsive energy.” – Tony Rayns, Sight and Sound

“The screen pulsates like infernal internal organs, or bubbles and mutates like melting celluloid jammed in a hot projector.” – Mark Kermode, Observer (UK)

“A pure, bubbly joy.” – Little White Lies

“A neo-proto-cinema dreamspeak. It has to be seen on the big screen.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Buy Tickets – (Some of) The Best of 2015:

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MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
Fri 1/15 at 7:15 PM
THE ASSASSIN
Fri 1/15 at 5:00 9:45 PM
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
Sat 1/16 at 12:00 4:45 9:30 PM
THE ASSASSIN
Sat 1/16 at 2:30 7:15 PM
TANGERINE
Sun 1/17 at 1:30 3:30 5:30 7:30 PM
ROAR
Sun 1/17 at 9:30 PM
GIRLHOOD
Mon 1/18 at 2:15 7:00 PM
THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL
Mon 1/18 at 4:45 9:30 PM
THE PEARL BUTTON
Wed 1/20 at 7:15 PM
THE LOOK OF SILENCE
Wed 1/20 at 5:00 9:15 PM
THEEB
Thu 1/21 at 7:15 PM
JAUJA
Thu 1/21 at 5:00 9:15 PM
99 HOMES
Fri 1/22 at 7:00 PM
CRIMSON PEAK
Fri 1/22 at 4:30 9:30 PM
THE FORBIDDEN ROOM
Sat 1/23 at 2:00 7:00 PM
THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY
Sat 1/23 at 4:45 9:45 PM
SHAUN THE SHEEP
Sat 1/23 at 12:00 PM
SHAUN THE SHEEP
Sun 1/24 at 12:00 PM
COURT
Sun 1/24 at 2:00 7:00 PM
GETT: THE TRIAL OF VIVIANE AMSALEM
Sun 1/24 at 4:309:30 PM
THE TRIBE
Mon 1/25 at 8:30 PM
GOODNIGHT MOMMY
Tue 1/26 at 9:30 PM
CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA
Wed 1/27 at 4:30 7:00 PM
IT FOLLOWS
Wed 1/27 at 9:30 PM
HEART OF A DOG
Thu 1/28 at 7:30 PM
A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH…
Thu 1/28 at 5:15 9:15 PM

 
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